Ray McKinnon (actor)
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Raymond Wilkes McKinnon
November 15, 1957
|Education||Valdosta State University|
(m. 1998; died 2010)
Raymond Wilkes McKinnon (born November 15, 1957) is an American actor, screenwriter, film director and producer. Best known for H.W. Smith in Deadwood (2004), Lincoln Potter in Sons of Anarchy (2011), and Mayans M.C. (2018-2019), and for his film roles in Bugsy (1991), Apollo 13 (1995), and The Accountant (2001).
Early life and education
McKinnon began acting and later directed. As an actor, he is best known for his role as Reverend Smith in the HBO series Deadwood, which ran from 2004 to 2006, a total of three seasons and 36 episodes. He is also known for his role as Lincoln Potter in the fourth season of the FX show Sons of Anarchy and it’s spin-off series Mayans M.C.
He founded Ginny Mule Pictures, a production company, with his wife Lisa Blount, an actress and producer, and Walton Goggins. Together the trio won the Academy Award in 2001 in the category Live Action Short Film for The Accountant, which they produced with their company.
McKinnon wrote, produced, directed and played 'Snake' in the 2004 film Chrystal, starring Blount and Billy Bob Thornton. The supporting cast included Goggins, Grace Zabriskie, Harry Lennix, Harry Dean Stanton and Johnny Galecki.
He wrote and directed the television series Rectify, the first original series from SundanceTV, featuring a man released from Georgia state prison after 19 years on death row, and it explores the effects on him, his family and his small town. Aden Young stars as Daniel Holden. The first season was broadcast from April to May 2013, and the fourth and final season ended in December 2016. The series won a Peabody Award in 2013.
|1989||Driving Miss Daisy||Trooper #1|
|1990||Tune in Tomorrow||Cub Reporter|
|1991||Paris Trout||Carl Bonner|
|1992||The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag||Detective Frank|
|1993||Needful Things||Deputy Norris Ridgewick|
|1993||A Perfect World||Deputy Bradley|
|1995||Apollo 13||Jerry Bostick - FIDO White|
|1995||The Grass Harp||Charlie Cool Jr.|
|1999||This Is Harry Lehman||Harry Lehman||Short film|
|2000||O Brother, Where Art Thou?||Vernon T. Waldrip|
|2001||The Accountant||The Accountant||Short film, Also writer and director|
|2002||The Pickets||Craig||Short film|
|2002||The Badge||Deputy C.B.|
|2003||The Missing||Russell J. Wittick|
|2006||Come Early Morning||Toby|
|2006||Things That Hang from Trees||Tom Wheeler Sr.|
|2007||Randy and the Mob||Randy Pearson / Cecil Pearson||Writer/Director|
|2008||The Last Lullaby||Ominous Figure|
|2009||That Evening Sun||Lonzo Choat||Producer|
|2009||The Blind Side||Coach Cotton|
|2010||Spanola Pepper Sauce Company||Director, Short film|
|2011||Dolphin Tale||Mr. Doyle|
|2011||The Last Ride||Stan|
|2019||Ford v. Ferrari||Phil Remington|
|2020||News of the World||Simon Boudlin|
|1989||In the Heat of the Night||'Timer'||Episode: "Crackdown"|
|1990||Murder in Mississippi||Lyle's Father||Television movie|
|1990||Rising Son||Ken Mott||Television movie|
|1990||Web of Deceit||Stuart Troxel||Television movie|
|1990||When Will I Be Loved?||Man With Basketball||Television movie|
|1990–1991||In the Heat of the Night||Jethro Puller||2 episodes|
|1991||Night of the Hunter||Ben Harper||Television movie|
|1991||In the Line of Duty: Manhut in the Dakotas||Bob Cheshire||Television movie|
|1991||I'll Fly Away||Donny Hubbard||Episode: "The Hat"|
|1991||The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw||Lee Bob||Television movie|
|1991–1992||Designing Women||Dwayne Dobber||2 episodes|
|1992||In Sickness and in Health||Dr. Nyland||Television movie|
|1992||Taking Back My Life: The Nancy Ziegenmeyer Story||Les||Television movie|
|1993||Arly Hanks||Hobert Middleton||Television movie|
|1994||Picket Fences||Jeffrey Murray||Episode: "Paging Doctor God"|
|1994||The Stand||Charlie Campion||Television miniseries|
Episode: "The Plague"
|1994||Sisters||Billy||Episode: "Protective Measures"|
|1994||Roswell||Deputy Joe Pritchard||Television movie|
|1994||Moment of Truth: Caught in the Crossfire||Buddy Rivers||Television movie|
|1994||The Boys Are Back||Bill||Episode: "The Fishing Trip"|
|1994||Matlock||Wade Parsons||Episode: "The Tabloid"|
|1994||Scarlett||Will Benteen||Television miniseries (2 episodes)|
|1995||Legend||Kyle||Episode: "Knee-High Noon"|
|1995||The Client||Lenny Barlow||2 episodes|
|1996||Forgotten Sins||Steve Sweetler||Television movie|
|1996||Dead Man's Walk||Bill 'Long Bill' Coleman||Television miniseries (3 episodes)|
|1996||The Pretender||Lawson||Episode: "Flyer"|
|1996||Nash Bridges||Unknown role||Episode: "Zodiac"|
|1997||Old Man||Shanty Man With Gun||Television movie|
|1997||Brooklyn South||Gilbert Van Eggidy||Episode: "A Reverend Runs Through It"|
|1998||Michael Hayes||Unknown role||Episode: "Devotion"|
|1999||NYPD Blue||Ted||Episode: "T'aint Misbehavin'"|
|1999||The Price of a Broken Heart||Unknown role||Television movie|
|1999||Any Day Now||Unknown role||Episode: "You really Believe in That Stuff?"|
|2000||Rocky Times||Sheriff Rick||Television movie|
|2001||The Practice||Frank Vaughan||Episode: "Suffer the Little Children"|
|2002||Philly||Dewey Hicks||Episode: "The Curse of the Klopman Diamonds"|
|2002||The X-Files||Wayne 'Mad Wayne'||Episode: "Improbable"|
|2004||Deadwood||Reverend H.W. Smith||Recurring role (11 episodes)|
|2008||Comanche Moon||Bill Coleman||Television miniseries (2 episodes)|
|2010||Justified||Mr. Duke||Episode: "Blind Spot"|
|2011||Sons of Anarchy||US Attorney Lincoln 'Linc' Potter||Recurring role; 12 episodes (season 4)|
Creator (23 episodes)
Writer (17 episodes)
Executive producer (25 episodes)
Director (3 episodes)
|2017||Fear the Walking Dead||Proctor John||2 episodes|
|2018||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||William LaBott||Episode: "The Book of Esther"|
|2018–2021||Mayans M.C.||US Attorney Lincoln 'Linc' Potter||Recurring role; 12 episodes|
|2019||Wayne||Wayne McCullough Sr.||Episode: "Get Some Then"|
|2019||Heartstrings||Roy Meegers||Episode: "Two Doors Down"|
|2019||Reprisal||Tommy Quinn||Episode: "The Tale of Harold Horpus"|
Awards and nominations
- "Raymond W Mc Kinnon - United States Public Records". FamilySearch. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- Poling, Dean (18 March 2007). "Oscar winner comes home to VSU". The Valdosta Daily Times. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- [-VSUVisit-2007 Valdosta Daily Times, 2007
- "Academy Award Winner To Speak for the President's Lecture Series - Valdosta State University". Valdosta State University. 5 March 2007. Retrieved 29 September 2016.
- Los Angeles Times (19 June 2014). "'Rectify's' Ray McKinnon tries to find what matters". Los Angeles Times.
- "Sons of Anarchy casts Ray McKinnon, continuing the Deadwood/FX link". HitFix.
- "The Accountant". www.sundance.tv. Archived from the original on 2016-05-28. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
- "The Many Faces of Ray McKinnon". Den of Geek.
- "Rectify creator Ray McKinnon wants to leave some season finale questions unanswered". The A.V. Club.
- "Oscar-winning director, Ray McKinnon still misses his wife Lisa Blount, who died in 2010. Says no to second marriage??!!". liverampup.com.
- "Ginny Mule Pictures". Short Film Central.
- Iannucci, Rebecca (February 11, 2019). "Sarah Shahi, Scandal's Bellamy Young, thirtysomething Alums and More Join Netflix's Dolly Parton Anthology". TVLine.
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